Former Currencycloud executive joins Yapily as COO
Open banking solution, Yapily, has appointed Tanya Ziv as Chief Operating Officer (COO) to lead its operations and further its position as the leading open banking platform in the UK and Europe.
With over 15 years of experience leading compliance and risk departments in the fintech and payments space, as well as M&A law, Tanya joins the leadership team at Yapily to build a solid operational core and support the development of the team as the open banking leader scales.
During her previous tenure as Chief Compliance Officer at Currencycloud, the international payment solutions provider recently acquired by Visa, Tanya built the compliance and operations functions. She previously also held roles at leading scaleups, including Lebara and eTORO.
Yapily, whose customers include Zilch, Pleo, Intuit and Tide, achieved strong growth in the first quarter, and Tanya’s appointment follows a number of senior hires. These include Marc Kuzak as Vice President of Legal, who previously held positions at Plaid and Barclays UK Ventures; Stefano Paoletti as Senior Vice President of Sales, UK, who joins following roles at Ozone API and Token.io; and Lisa Gutu as Vice President of Sales, Europe, who was the former COO of Salt Edge.
Tanya Ziv, COO at Yapily, commented: “I believe that open banking is the future. Moving money should not be as complicated and slow as it is today. There are too many parties involved in each and every transaction, all of whom are taking bites out of those funds. With all the innovation and technical capabilities available today, this shouldn’t be an issue anymore. Open banking is perfectly set up to solve this problem – and I believe it is the right path forward. That is one reason I seized the opportunity to join a scaleup with a clear mission to help fintechs and merchants embrace open banking.
She continues: “I also look forward to working with Stefano Vaccino as a founder that I not only believe in but whom I believe my skills and experience will complement. I join at an exciting moment in Yapily’s growth and am ready to throw myself into building a strong and healthy team that will thrive as it scales further.”
Stefano Vaccino, Founder and CEO at Yapily, added: ‘’As Yapily gears up for more growth in the second half of the year, it’s vital that we have the best leadership team in place to support the wider team and help drive us forward. Tanya brings a great wealth of experience from the fintech and payments sector, and we look forward to working with her in our mission to create a global open economy that works for everyone through open banking.”
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